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The Shifting Supply and Demand of Care Work: The Growing Role of People of Color and Immigrants

As the Baby Boom generation matures and current unmet child care needs remain constant, the United States faces a burgeoning crisis in the demand for care workers. The market has slowly but surely begun to adapt, seeing an overall growth of 19 percent in the number of care workers between 2005 and 2015, with most of that growth in adult care. The U.S. Department of Labor suggests that this will only grow further, projecting that the economy will add more than 1.6 million jobs in occupations related to adult care by 2024 (Rolen 2017).

By |2020-08-10T03:28:32-04:00June 27, 2018|Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Economy, Report|Comments Off on The Shifting Supply and Demand of Care Work: The Growing Role of People of Color and Immigrants

The Need to Promote Gender Diversity in Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Patenting: Written Testimony Submitted to the House Small Business Committee

IWPR’s research finds that women patent inventions at much lower rates than men, which means that potential innovations to improve technology, treat illness, and improve everyday life are being left on the table.

By |2021-10-28T13:49:29-04:00June 11, 2018|Policy, Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Economy, Testimony|Comments Off on The Need to Promote Gender Diversity in Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Patenting: Written Testimony Submitted to the House Small Business Committee

Investing in Single Mothers’ Higher Education: Costs and Benefits to Individuals, Families, and Society

Postsecondary education is a reliable pathway to economic security and is increasingly important to securing family-sustaining employment. For single mother families, who make up a growing share of U.S. families, and who are especially likely to live in poverty, college attainment is a game changer for improving family well-being and meeting the demands of a changing economy.

The Status of Women in North Carolina: Employment & Earnings

North Carolina receives a grade of C for women’s employment and earnings, which is better than the D the state earned when The Status of Women in the States was published in 2004.

By |2022-02-17T12:18:33-04:00June 6, 2018|Report, Status of Women|Comments Off on The Status of Women in North Carolina: Employment & Earnings

The Status of Women in Florida by County: Health & Well-Being

The Status of Women in Florida by County: Health & Well-Being is one in a series of four publications on women’s status across Florida’s counties commissioned by the Florida Women’s Funding Alliance, an affinity group of Florida Philanthropic Network.

By |2020-08-27T01:34:43-04:00May 22, 2018|Report, Status of Women|Comments Off on The Status of Women in Florida by County: Health & Well-Being

The Economic Status of Women in Collin, Dallas, & Denton Counties, Texas

Women in Texas have made progress in recent years, but still face inequities that can prevent them from reaching their full potential. This fact sheet examines trends in Texas women’s status in the areas of employment and earnings, and poverty and opportunity.

By |2020-08-27T01:36:37-04:00May 1, 2018|Fact Sheet, Status of Women|Comments Off on The Economic Status of Women in Collin, Dallas, & Denton Counties, Texas

The Economic Status of Women in the U.S. What Has Changed in the Last 20 – 40 Years

Heidi Hartmann, Ph.D. presents to the GAO.

By |2020-08-27T02:00:57-04:00March 29, 2018|Presentation, Status of Women|Comments Off on The Economic Status of Women in the U.S. What Has Changed in the Last 20 – 40 Years

The Economic Status of Women in the States

This Fact Sheet presents findings from analysis of the Employment & Earnings Index and Poverty & Opportunity Index of The Status of Women in the States series, a comprehensive project that presents and analyzes data for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

By |2020-08-10T04:17:28-04:00March 28, 2018|Fact Sheet, Status of Women|Comments Off on The Economic Status of Women in the States
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